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FOX Business
Oct 12, 2012 3:00pm EDT
now. for treasury department releasing budget numbers for the 2012 year and that is deficit included. peter barnes has the news. peter: the deficit exceeded $1 trillion for the fourth fiscal year and a row coming in at $1.1 trillion for fiscal 2012 which ended september 30th that was down $200 billion from fiscal 2011 thanks to higher tax revenue because of a stronger economy nd some lower spending, $60 million year over year and those numbers are down from the record $1.4 trillion in deficits we saw in 2009. we like to give you the monthly number for september. last month of the fiscal year. here's something you don't see every way. a surplus of $75 billion compared to a deficit of $73 billion in september last year. that is mainly due to accounting items, the biggest one being a shift in $60 billion in government benefit payments for social security and medicare and other things into august's of this year because of weekends and holidays in september. the administration is projecting a end to this trillion dollar trend for this fiscal year, 2013, budget forecasts projecting a defi
FOX Business
Oct 12, 2012 5:00pm EDT
the official u.s. deficit this year. it is a doozy. you think your credit card bill is high? we're crunching those numbers. >>> a company will let you turn the outside of your home to a large billboard. people are scrambling to get in line. the guy behind this idea is here to explain. even when they are not, it's always about money. melissa: first, let's take a look at the day's market headlines. stocks closed out the week moving between positive and negative territory. u.s. consumer sentiment hit its highest level in five years but worries over bank profits and potential bailout for spain helped put a damper on investor optimism. the dow squeaked out two teeny, tiny points. advaed micro devices with the biggest loser on the s&p 500. the semiconductor maker cut its third quarter outlook, primarily blaming slowing global demand on weakening global economy. >>> business software company public debut isthe biggest ipo since facebook. that was back in may. >>> to our top story tonight i don't know about you but i envision peace and olive branches when i picture the european union. look at the pi
CSPAN
Oct 12, 2012 5:00pm EDT
deficit. but it is much healthier for america's economy, much better for the real purchasing power of american consumers, much better for having businesses engage in the business of the future rather than the business of the past, for us to move more balanced trade by increasing exports rather than reducing imports. some of that has to do with the negotiation and enforcement of trade agreements. more of it has to do with choices that we make. especially choices that we make in sectors that one doesn't always think of. there is fast scope, increased tourism in to the united states. if you think about it, tourism is a sector that provides vast opportunities and jobs with those with relatively little skill. not so long ago i had the opportunity to spend some time talking to the ceo of a major hotel chain who noted that of his senior management team, have had not gone to college and many had started working behind the desk in a hotel. our tourism industry which we don't think of as an industry that develops when we are more competitive. similarly close to my heart given where i spent m
CNBC
Oct 11, 2012 8:00pm EDT
, on cnbc, talking debt and deficit. that's got to be one of the key issues tonight? >> it should be. it's very important issue for the nation and you've got the president of the senate and vice president there and chairman of the house budget committee, we've got two people who have their positions well staked out, it ought to be a good conversation. >> governor engler, that could get difficult for paul ryan. he did not vote for this the last time around. biden is in a position of being in the administration that didn't pick up on this either. is that why we haven't heard more about it? >> i think the president did walk away from it and ryan voted against it, so paul ryan's got i think a good argument to make. he'll talk about the fact it didn't deal with the health entitlement costs and they're an important factor, perhaps the most important factor in getting long-term fiscal relief in place, but i think, you know, you've got two candidates the president, governor romney, they've got different viewpoints, different visions and i say let the seconds have at it. >> john, good to see you.
FOX Business
Oct 12, 2012 4:00pm EDT
: ashley, president obama promised to cut the deficit in half. of course that has not happened yet but our budget deficit for the year is still pretty high. up next, the latest numbers from the treasury. and if the deficit story doesn't ruffle your feathers this one might. big bird's salary. the person inside big bird. let's just say he's probably in the 1%. ♪ . u see us, at the start of the day. on the company phone list that's a few names longer. you see us bank on busier highways. on once empty fields. everyday y see all the ways all of us at us bank are helping grow our economy. lending mo so companies and communities can expand, grow stronger and get back to work. everyday you see all of us serving you, around the country, around the corner. us bank. [ male announcer ] how do you turn an entrepreneur's dream... ♪ into a scooter that talks to the cloud? ♪ or turn 30-million artifacts... ♪ into a high-tech masterpiece? ♪ whatever your business challenge, dell has the technology and services to help you solve it. liz: treasury department released the budget numbers today. ashle
FOX Business
Oct 12, 2012 1:00pm EDT
a lot more. we'll talk to douglas holtz-eakin on the budget deficit. he will give us some insight and analysis how it all works into the election next hour. friday trading session still underway. we'll see you in the next hour. keep it here on fox business. [ le announcer ] eligible for medicare? that's a good thing, but it doesn't cover everything. only about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. so consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, they pick up some of what medicare doesn't pay. and save you up to thousands of llars in out-of-pocket costs. call today to request a free decision guide to help you better understand what medicare is all about. and which aarp medicare supplement plan works best for you. with these types of plans, you'll be able to visit any doctor or hospital that accepts medicare patients... plus, there are no networks, and you'll never need a referral to see a specialist. there's a range of plans to choose from, too. and they all
CNBC
Oct 12, 2012 3:00pm EDT
pearson with breaking news on the deficit. hampton. all right. we're going get to hampton in a second. >> we'll wait on that breaking news. >> yes, exactly. >> in the meantime, less than an hour to ago, this trading day, is the dow going to go lower for the fifth session in a row? a five-day losing streak may not be a huge red flag for some people, but pension partners says u.s. markets are behaving in a way that suggests either a correction or something more severe may be on the way. >> in today's "closing bell" exchange, we have pension partners and our own rick santelli. michael, the signals that the markets are sending, boy, it's been going on -- hold on, folks. let's go to hampton pearson with breaking news on the deficit. >> michelle, from the treasury department and the omb, the final results on the 2012 deficit, and here are the highlights. the fy-2012 deficit was $1.89 trillion, $207 billion less than the 2011 deficit. the 2012 deficit came in lower than previously forecasted as the treasury department and omb. $121 billion less than forecasted at the mid session review. as a
FOX Business
Oct 12, 2012 6:00pm EDT
it comes to the fact that matter the most the jobs market debt and deficit in his easy to of this gate and we saw lot of that last night with the vice-presidential debate. i want to set the record straight. vice president biden use the word fact 26 times the hard pressed to deliver any. over tax policy biden: the only way to find $5 trillion of loopholes is to cut the mortgage deduction, health care deduction take away the ability to get a tax break to send kids to college. ryan: he is wrong about that. you can preserve the purposes for middle class taxpayers. biden: has never been done before it. ryan: it has been done a couple of times. jack kennedy, ronald reagan. biden: now your jack kennedy? gerri: that was a cheap shot. bided was wrong when he claimed lower tax rates never had higher revenues. 1920's were slashed from 70% down a 20%. there rose 60%. kennedy cut across the board with the top rate down at 70%. tax revenues jump. ronald reagan proposed sweeping tax rate reduction and the result revenues up 99%. biden: we made sure we cut taxes for the middle-class. gerri: not even c
CNBC
Oct 12, 2012 7:00pm EDT
the government deficit topped $1 trillion once again. the treasury says the deficit was roughly 7% of gdp and, larry, the nobel peace prize goes to the eu. the nobel committee gave the prize to the european union acknowledging the 27 blocks advancement and a peace and reconciliation and i know a lot of people think this is ridiculous, but when you think about the history there and the fact that these countries 100 years ago and what they're doing is hard, maybe it's a reminder. >> they should have given them to them 70 years ago and this is the wrong time and i'll talk about that with my pal jimmy pathkuke as. >> my only personal view is it's a ridiculous thing so i've asked cnbc contributor jim pathkukas to come back. at this moment in time with the growth of welfare states and socialism and bankruptcy and bailouts i wouldn't give the european union an award of any kind. what this k this nobel peace prize people be possibly thinking? >> given what you just said and the fact, the eu could still break apart and maybe this is like a parting gift when people are on a game show and given a partin
CSPAN
Oct 12, 2012 6:00am EDT
for 10% of the deficit spending increases. lower tax rates across the board and close loopholes. we have three bottom lines. do not raise the deficit, do not raise taxes on the middle class, do not lower the share that is borne by the high income earners. it has been discredited by six other studies and even their own deputy campaign manager acknowledged that it was not correct. >> let's talk about this. you have refused to offer specifics on how you would pay for that 20% across the board. do you actually have the specifics or are you still working on it? >> different than this administration, we want to have a big bipartisan agreement. >> do you have the specifics? >> look at what ronald reagan and tip o'neill did. we raise about $1.20 trillion through income taxes. we forgo about $1.10 trillion in loopholes and deductions. deny those loopholes and deductions to higher income tax payers. so we can lower tax rates across the board. >> i hope i am going to get time to respond. >> we want to work with congress on how best to achieve this. >> no specifics. >> lower tax rate 20%. start with
CSPAN
Oct 11, 2012 9:00pm EDT
by the end of the decade. get this deficit and debt under control. make trade work for america. champion small businesses, do not raise taxes on small businesses. they are our job creators. he talks about detroit. mitt romney is a car guy. this is a guide who i was talking to a family in massachusetts the other day. their kids of work hid in a car crash. two of them were paralyzed. they went to the same church. mitt asked if he could come over on christmas. he brought his boys and his wife and deaths. i know you are struggling, do not worry about college, i will pay for it. mitt romney does not tell these stories. it was not the cash, he gave his time and he has consistently. this is a man who gave 30% of its income to charity, more of the two of us combined. he is a good man. he cares about 100% of americans in the country. the vice president knows that sometimes the words did not come out of your mouth the right way. [laughter] >> i always say what i mean. >> we want everybody to succeed. we want to get everybody out of poverty. we believe an opportunity. that is what we're going to pu
WETA
Oct 12, 2012 6:30pm EDT
as the treasury reports the u.s. budget deficit topped $1 trillion in fiscal 2012. that's our fourth-largest budget deficit since world war two. that held wall street's gains in check: the dow rose 2.5 points, the nasdaq fell five. the s&p down four. for the week, the major averages were all off more than 2%. the nasdaq was hit the worst, down almost 3%. giov >> i think it's very hard to predict real estate prices now because the world is in such an unusual situation. there are so many ifs. and because we just recovered from the biggest housing bubble in u.s. history. so we're really in uncharted territory right now. >> reporter: shiller says one problem for the housing market is there is really no sense of urgency for potential home buyers to pull the trigger on a purchase. interest rates are expected to remain low for the foreseeable future and housing prices really aren't rising that much. diane eastabrook, "n.b.r.," chicago. >> susie: best buy is revving up its holiday retail strategy. the struggling electronics chain is taking its name to heart and taking aim at online competito
PBS
Oct 12, 2012 7:00pm EDT
on consumer sentiment hit a five-year high. that comes as the treasury reports the u.s. budget deficit topped $1 trillion in fiscal 2012. that's our fourth-largest budget deficit since world war two. that held wall street's gains in check: the dow rose 2.5 points, the nasdaq fell five. the s&p down four. for the week, the major averages were all off more than 2%. the nasdaq was hit the worst, down almost 3%. >> susie: a new housing boom? >> susie: a new housing boom? a lot of talk and headlines about a recovery in housing. even consumers are feeling more confident as they see signs of a pick up in housing. next week we'll get more direction on where the nation's housing market is headed with the latest monthly numbers on new home construction and sales of existing homes. diane eastabrook reports. >> reporter: it looks like the housing market is finally emerging from its long funk. in august existing home sales increased nearly 8% to their highest level in more than two years. home construction is gaining steam along with builder confidence. and the standard and poors case shiller home price i
CNBC
Oct 11, 2012 10:30pm EDT
, they talked about it but paul ryan wasn't able to provide detail what he would do to cut the deficit and no detail about the issue of syria and what the romney-ryan people would do any different than the president and any detail on the issue of afghanistan, what they would do differently on that issue. on question after question, i completely disagree with my friend, larry, i don't think he handled himself well at all on foreign policy issues, i think he was a total disaster. he did not look like he was ready to be commander in chief. i think the american people saw that. >> just one quick. >> i don't think -- >> one quick challenge. just one quick challenge to my good friend, keith boykin, i admire enormously. >> here it comes. whenever somebody says that -- >> actually, jared said earlier the first part of that debate was steaming and i agree. steaming was really on foreign policy and really on benghazi. i thought ryan drew a lot of blood. i think he put biden immediately on the defensive and the administration has a huge problem here a credibility problem, it could be a cover-up o
CBS
Oct 11, 2012 5:00pm PDT
'll never be out of the game. we have come down from four runs, five run deficit and two- run deficit isn't enough to hold us right now. >> wins are always good. it means you get to play another day. >> reporter: all right. so dennis, if the as win they will make the legal championship series and they announce that the tarps along the first and third base side are going to come off the ones at mount davis will remain and dennis, get out your parachute pants because mc hammer is throwing out the first pitch tonight for game five. >> i'm really torn, vern. have a great time. see you out there in about a half hour. fans will have to make a choice. you watch the as game or a big debate? >> two tvs! >> picture in picture. >> thank you. >>> all right. in fact, speaking of that, let's go live to danville kentucky where the vice- presidential candidates will share the stage. less than an hour from now, this is going to be their one and only debate. cbs 5 political reporter grace lee tells us what we can expect tonight. grace. >> reporter: allen, vice president joe biden will get the first questi
Current
Oct 11, 2012 10:00pm PDT
independent. help people who are hurting get the skills they need to get the jobs they want. get the deficit under control. make trade work for america, and champion small businesses. don't raise taxes on small businesses because they are our job creators. he talks about detroit. mitt romney is a car guy. let me tell you about the mitt romney i know. this is a guy who i was talking to a family in massachusetts the other day, cheryl and mark nixon. their kids were hit in a car crash, four of them two of them rob and reid were paralyzed them. the romneys didn't know them. he asked if he could come over at christmas. he brought his boys and gifts. he said i know you are struggling don't worry about their college, i'll pay for it. mitt romney doesn't tell these stories. when the nixons told this story it was that he gave his time. mitt romney is a good man. he cares about 100% of americans in this country. and with respect to the quote, i think the vice president very well knows that sometimes the words don't come out of your mouth the right way. [ laughter ] >> biden: but i alwa
FOX News
Oct 11, 2012 6:00pm PDT
they need for the jobs they want. get the deficit and debt under control to prevent a debt crisis. make trade in america and sell things overseas and champion small businesses. don't raise taxes on small businesses because they are our job creators. he talks about detroit. mitt romney's a car guy. they keep misquoting hip. let me tell but the mitt romney i know. this is a guy who i was talking to a family in north borough, massachusetts, sherylin mark-nixon. their kids were hit in a car crash, four of them. two of them were paralyzed. the romneys didn't know them. they never met. mitt asked to come over for christmas. he brought his boys, his wife and gifts. later on, he said, i know you are struggling, mark, don't worry about their college, i will pay for it. when mark told me this story -- mitt romney doesn't tell these stories. the nixons told me this story. when he told me the story, it wasn't the cash help, it's that he gave his time and he has consistently. this is a man who gave 30% of his income to charity, more than the two of us combined. mitt romney's good man. he cares about
CNBC
Oct 12, 2012 6:00am EDT
money, at some point something bad happens. >> 180% of gdp, their deficit. we're 9%. so always a good idea to spend more money than you're take manage to try to get out of a recession. that's where you're at right now. so what you're doing is a government telling you that there will be inflation, we're going to keep interest rates very low. what that does, it encourages corporations to invest. the corporation sitting there with $2 trillion on their balance sheets and what they have to do, they have to invest to create jobs. the government is saying you can leave it there and wait for a disaster, but if you do, it will go down in value 4% every year and, therefore, encourage people to lower the dollar. that makes products worth more. so we're trying to encourage people to build products and plants. >> we had lloyd blankfein and simpson and bowles talking about the fiscal cliff. this is what lloyd blankfein had to say. >> i'd be a buyer of the market. goldman sachs would -- we not only value company, we're a company ourselves. we would be assuming that our business would grow, that comp
CNN
Oct 11, 2012 6:00pm PDT
last year doubled their taxes this year, we would still have a $300 billion deficit. you see, there aren't enough rich people and small businesses to tax to pay for all their spending. and so the next time you hear them say, don't worry about it, we'll get a few wealthy people to pay their fair share, watch out, middle class, the tax bill is coming to you. that's why we're saying we need punishment tax reform. let's look at it this way. 8 out of 10 businesses, they file their taxes as individuals, not corporations. where i come from overseas, which is lake superior, the canadians, they drop their tax rates to 15%. the average tax rate on businesses in the industrialized world is 25% and the president wants the effective top tax rate to go above 40%. 2/3 of our jobs come from small businesses. this one tax would actually fax about 53% of small business income. it's expected to cost us 710,000 jobs. and it doesn't even pay for 10% of the proposed deficit spending increases. we're saying close loopholes primarily to the higher income people. we have three bottom lines. don't rai
FOX
Oct 11, 2012 6:00pm PDT
. if five. plan. get the energy in ag -- get american energy independent. get this deficit and debt under control to prevent a debt pricecrisis. make things in america and sell them overseas. do not raise taxes on small businesses because they are our job creators. he talks about detroit. mitt romney is a car guy. they keep misquoting him but let me tell you about the mitt romney i know. this is a guy who was talking to a family in massachusetts the other day, sheryl and mark nixon. their kids were hit in a car crash, two of them were paralyzed. romney's did not know them. it went to the same church, they did not know them before. he brought his boys and wife and gifts. he said i know you are struggling. i will pay for college. the nixons told me the story. when he told me the story, he said he gave time. he gave 30% to charity. mitt romney is a good man. he cares about 100% of americans in this country. with respect to that quote, the vice-president knows that sometimes you're words do not come out of your mouth the right way. [laughter] >> but i always say what i mean. >> i want to get
CNN
Oct 12, 2012 8:00am PDT
? because according to experts, he'd have to raise taxes on the middle class - or increase the deficit to pay for it. if we can't trust him here... how could we ever trust him here? oh, hey alex. just picking up some, brochures, posters copies of my acceptance speech. great! it's always good to have a backup plan, in case i get hit by a meteor. wow, your hair looks great. didn't realize they did photoshop here. hey, good call on those mugs. can't let 'em see what you're drinking. you know, i'm glad we're both running a nice, clean race. no need to get nasty. here's your "honk if you had an affair with taylor" yard sign. looks good. [ male announcer ] fedex office. now save 50% on banners. >>> their ideas are old and their ideas are bad and they eliminate the guarantee of medicare. >> here's the problem. they got caught with the hands in the cookie jar taking it out for obama care. >> those are great sound bite, but how do we get to the truth in those comments. paul ryan stuck by his proposals at the debate last night. only he said, partially privatizing medicare will not turn into a vo
CNN
Oct 12, 2012 4:00pm PDT
'60s, we were running budget surpluses. even in the early '80s, the budget deficit was a lot smaller. that's the key reason i'd be concerned. i think tax reform is a good idea. doug is right. we need to have tax reform, but we need tax reform that raises enough revenue to lower tax rates and also goes to reducing future budget deficit because if we don't get the deficits down, lower tax rates aren't going help us. >> and doug, do you think it's fair to say, romney ryan have been saying they think a 3% growth is reasonable. do you think it is? because for in of this math to work out and this whole argument everybody's having about whether they can cut taxes and close enough loopholes, they are counting on economic growth on being part of making up that difference. will it? >> you can't say for sure because good tax policy does t matter. t not the only thing going on out there and you would have to have a displn palestinianed, economic policy. we have a serious threat to the economy from existed and projected debt. it is different from the era of reagan in that debt is not being driv
CSPAN
Oct 12, 2012 7:00pm EDT
what the public says. we asked this question of the public about, do you think the deficit is a concern of yours and 91% of americans said yes. it is absolutely a concern so always said is what are your priorities? we ask a series of questions about what would you cut and what do you think should be elsewhere for cats? one of the great things about this poll was that the american public basically what they came out with was this is about priorities and choices. so when asked, do you care about the deficit and do you think education, early childhood, childcare and headstart, children's health insurance program, medicaid, student loans, child abuse and neglect prevention funding, do you think this thing should be cut? on every single question overwhelmingly the american public said not on the backs of kids. so yes, we should tackle the deficit and actually the deficit can be seen very much so as a children's issue. because they will be paying back the effect is we will be making an investment so that generation is strong and can fulfill their god-given potential. so very strong and it's b
MSNBC
Oct 12, 2012 12:00pm PDT
talks with the deficit reduction packages the same way that paul ryan has. i thought it was very strong on that in terms of his command of the substance which made it harder for ryen to go out there and show himself, to have greater command. that was an area i think conservatives and republicans expected a little too much out of paul ryan. and where democrats could be proud of their guy against joe biden in terms of his command of a substance that he wasn't expected to necessarily have command of. >> listening to the romney campaign's reaction to this, heavy emphasis on biden's manners last night, on the laughing, the sort of dismissive attitude maybe. it seems to me the effect they're going for is making this the equivalent of al gore and the sighing in 2000 where that becomes the post-debate story. do you think that has attraction on the right, biden's manners? >> that's part of the discussion. i don't think anybody watched that debate and didn't think there were times he was smiling which didn't seem to be appropriate. particularly when they're talking about foreign policy and what w
MSNBC
Oct 12, 2012 1:00pm PDT
't increase the deficit. but i have to tell you, three of those six studies were blog posts or op-eds and one of them was paid for by romney for president, inc. that's the most elegant mendacity i've ever seen, isn't it? >> i would love to have their campaign promote my blog. if each post is a study, you can really get on a roll there. i'm really glad you're spotlighting this, martin, because this is the biggest problem they have on the domestic front. they've outlined these 20% cuts for everyone, that's a 20% cut in taxes for the 1%, and then they've said but don't worry, it's not really going to cut the taxes on the rich because we have this larger plan that we won't detail, and this is a lie that the press has trouble dealing with. this would be like if you went to dinner with someone at mcdonald's and they say i'm going to get a sandwich and drink and dessert for under $2. and you say i can see that's impossible because the price is on the menu. and they say you haven't heard my plan yet. you have to wait until i get elected -- >> i'm looking at the menu sheet and it says the price -- >>
ABC
Oct 12, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. the facts are clear. obama's four deficits are the four largest in us history. he's adding almost as much debt as all 43 previous presidents -- combined. and over 30 cents of every dollar obama spends is borrowed. much of it from countries like china. he's not just wasting money, he's borrowing it and then wasting it. we can't afford four more years. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message.
CNN
Oct 12, 2012 4:00am PDT
claimed that you can reduce our deficit through tax increases alone. he's never said that. the president and vice president have said we need to take the ballad propose, using the kind of frachlwork that bipartisan groups have suggested. whereas republicans have been very clear not one more penny, even from people like mitt romney to reduce the deficit. so our point isn't that you can increase taxes on wealthier people, and do the whole thing on the deficit. our point of review is that they should be asked to contribute a little more. go back to paying what they were in the clinton administration, when the economy was roaring. that's what we're saying. we support a combination of additional targeted cuts. but also revenue for folks who are doing very well to help reduce the deficit. because if you don't have one penny more from very wealthy people it means you sock it to everybody else. seniors on medicare pay more. less investment in our kids' education. and that's exactly the romney/ryan budget does. itzhaks it to the middle class and seniors, in order to give these tax breaks to very
CNN
Oct 12, 2012 9:00am PDT
to experts, he'd have to raise taxes on the middle class - or increase the deficit to pay for it. if we can't trust him here... how could we ever trust him here? silverado! the most dependable, longest lasting, full-size pickups on the road. so, what do you think? [ engine revs ] i'll take it. [ male announcer ] it's chevy truck month. now during chevy truck month, get 0% apr financing for 60 months or trade up to get the 2012 chevy silverado all-star edition with a total value of $8,000. hurry in before they're all gone! >> i want to bring the conversation to the state of our economy, the number one issue here at home is jobs. the percentage of unemployed just fell 8% for the first time in 43 months. the obama administration had projected that it would fall below 6% now after the addition of close to a trillion dollars in stimulus money. will both of you level with the american people, can you get unemployment to under 6% and how >> i don't know how long it will take. we can and will get it under 6%. let's look at where we were when we came into office. the economy was in freefall. 9 milli
CBS
Oct 11, 2012 6:00pm PDT
the skills they need to get jobs they want. get this deficit and debt under control to prevent a debt crise. make trade work for america so we can make more things in america and sell them overseas and champion small businesses. don't raise taxes on small businesses because they're our job creators. he talks about detroit. mitt romney is a car guy. they keep misquoting him, but let me tell you about the mitt romney i know. this is a guy who i was talking to a family in northboro, massachusetts, the other day. sheryl and mark nixon. their kids were hit in a car crash, four of them, two of them, rob and reid, were paralyzed. the romneys didn't know them. they went to the same church. mitt asked if he could come over on christmas. he brought his boys, his wife, and gifts. later on he said, "i know you're struggling, mark. don't worry about their college. i'll pay for it." when mark told me this story, because you know what, mitt romney doesn't tell this story. the nixons told this story. when he told me this story. he said it wasn't the cash help. it's that he gave his time and he has consiste
SFGTV2
Oct 12, 2012 11:30am PDT
city government right now. over each of the years i have served, we have had to balance budget deficits that were around $500 million. this year, we're facing another budget deficit of almost $400 million. fortunately in recent years, we have had some ability to do some one-time budgeting tricks that allow us to balance the budget that do not exist this year. in past years, we've received federal stimulus money. we received more monies from the state government. last year our labor unions decided to contribute a quarter of a billion dollars to help balance last year's and this year's budget. those are things we do not have the ability to avail ourselves of us we balance the upcoming budget in a few months. we are faced with far fewer options. i think we are going to have to continue to look at very deep and difficult cuts. our priorities have to be insuring and protecting the most basic city services and helping to ensure that we have services to the most vulnerable during this great recession. >> what about the city's housing needs? what should the board due to address those needs? >>
CSPAN
Oct 12, 2012 9:00am EDT
administration does not really care about the deficit and how high it is getting. why would you raise the deficit when you owe so much money? it will bankrupt our country. host: what do you do a in redmond, ore.? caller: i am a full-time student at a community college and i also work at a fast-food restaurant to pay bills. host: where are you studying? caller: criminal-justice. host: where are you watching c- span at 6:00 a.m. in the morning in oregon? caller: i get up early allot. earlier, i was watching a different program, in b.c. i think, and i think there were a lot of very baidoa -- nbc, i think, and i think there were a lot of very biased reporters. i switched channels. host: is this your first time watching c-span? caller: no, it is now. i actually watched it a lot. host: that is there a studying criminal justice in redmond, ore.. next up is michael in springdale, another first-time voter. caller: i was flipping through the channels here and listening to a lot of individuals call in and one of the topics that came up is the military. and being a first-time voter, i want to say that as a v
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